The National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which takes place every five years, is a litmus test for each president. Signals are expected for a possible successor into the new Politburo Standing Committee, as happened at the mid-term congress of the two previous presidents before Xi Jinping.
At the 19th National Congress of the Party this October, Xi Jinping is expected to outline the party’s priorities and general policy direction for his second term.
Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London, will discuss the outcomes of the National Party Congress and possible implications for the next leadership generation.
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From 2012 to 2015 Kerry Brown was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to this he worked at Chatham House as Senior Fellow and then Head of the Asia Programme, at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, and as Head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor Section.
Professor Brown directed the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) giving policy advice to the European External Action Service between 2011 and 2014. He is the author of over 10 books on modern Chinese politics, history and language, the most recent of which are China’s World: What Does China Want? (2017), China’s CEO: Xi Jinping (2016), The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China (2014), What’s Wrong with Diplomacy: The Case of the UK and China (2015) and the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (in Four Volumes- 2014-2015).